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Wednesday, July 21 2010


Gold brings a smile to the face of Rachel Derscheid

Gold brings a smile to the face of Rachel Derscheid

ISU-based team wins Ultimate world championship in Czech Republic

A mostly Iowa State University team won the World Ultimate Club Championships for the sport of Ultimate in Prague, Czech Republic.
The team is called "The Chad Larson Experience" for a friend of the team, and beat a Canadian team in the finals, 17-10.
Ultimate is a field game in which teams score by throwing a flying disc to other players to advance down the field and score. It was formerly known as Ultimate Frisbee.

News release.

Body discovered in university apartment; no foul play suspected

ISU Police found the body of Lucas Rueben Farlinger, 22, in his University Village apartment the night of July 20. Farlinger was a senior majoring in management information systems. No foul play is suspected. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine cause and manner of death.

ISU Police news release.

Design students create ISU Farm Program Show display

Students in a College of Design studio took their ideas from concept to reality, creating a new, interactive display for the ISU Extension exhibit at the 2010 Farm Progress Show. They developed a logo, signage and four main display components that focus on soil. The exhibit, "Working together to care for our land," will fill ISU's 120-by-50-foot building during the annual event held this year in Boone, Aug. 31-Sept. 3.
ISU Extension news release.

High school students set up camp at the ISU College of Design

High school senior Megan Rupiper, Omaha, Neb. Photo by Bob Elbert.

They're learning how to sketch a sound, draw digitally, distinguish shape and form and the meaning of studio culture. For two weeks in July, the 16 high school students from Iowa, surrounding states and Puerto Rico are "camped out" at Iowa State University's "Design Condensed." It's the first time the College of Design has offered a summer design camp.
News release.

After the storm

Weekend storms destroyed 35 to 40 trees on campus and damaged 100 others that need to be trimmed, but can be saved, said Bob Currie, director of facilities services. Veenker Memorial Golf Course on the north side of campus was especially hard hit. Another 100 trees were damaged there, and 50 are a total loss. For more information on the continuing cleanup efforts, read the latest in Inside Iowa State.

An 'elemental' piece of chemistry

University Museums is installing a new public work of art by Seattle-based artist Norie Sato in Hach Hall, ISU's new chemistry building. Sato's piece is a large-scale environmental sculpture, titled "elemental." It's made from glass, aluminum and LED lights in multiple panels. You can view the sculpture from inside or outside the northwest area of Hach Hall, or get a preview here.

Iowa State's external funding hits record $388.2 million in FY 2010

Iowa State attracted a record $388.2 million in grants, contracts, gifts and cooperative agreements during fiscal year 2010, an increase of $83 million and 27 percent over last year's record.

News release.